Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors.

Our business is home to scientists with in-depth experience in their fields, who are enthusiastic about taking on challenges. We employ problem-solvers with a proven track record in the life sciences, laboratory based analytical testing and specialist consulting.

That is why our clients, large and small, trust us to deliver a range of high quality services that can often be tailored to a specific requirement. Our food and environmental business is well resourced and led by experienced individuals with the market knowledge and expertise to deliver high quality consultancy and analytical services.


Segmenting our business delivers focus. It allows us to offer dedicated services to clients working on drug discovery and development programmes, as well as those developing agrochemicals, performance chemicals and consumer products. From providing on-going support across several functional areas to working on a specific section of a programme or providing consultancy services, we are ready to collaborate from first concept through to the clinic door. Our strengths as a CRO are our people, our energy and our creativity. Over 70% of our team are PhD scientists who are problem solvers and great communicators.


With our highly experienced team and modern laboratory facilities, we have the expertise and resources to provide high quality chemical analysis, testing and consultancy services to clients in the food, development, property, infrastructure, regeneration, energy/waste and industrial sectors.

From routine testing, through specialist analysis, to developing new methodologies to deliver scientific solutions, our flexibility means we can support our clients whatever the requirement. This includes providing advice and guidance on a range of environmental issues through our team of consultants. Our focus is always on technical excellence. We store test results and report online in our bespoke Laboratory Information System. This gives you secure, quick and easy access to results as soon as the information is available.

Our consultancy service operates from multiple locations throughout the UK. We advise on all manner of environmental issues from planning related matters and development needs through to property management and compliance with environmental regulation. Use our expertise to find solutions and help mitigate potential problems.

Delivering Science

Our life sciences team includes many published PhD level scientists who are acknowledged experts in their particular field within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical and consumer products industries.

Together we are a business that employs over 600 people working out of 24 locations spread across the UK. Our specialist laboratory facilities have been developed to meet the needs of our clients and we are constantly adding to our techniques, as client demands require. We also operate large volume laboratory testing facilities that provide a highly responsive local service.


With our range of services to support drug discovery and development from first concept to the clinic door, we specialise in delivering difficult projects to challenging timelines.
We have the resources to deliver a range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to support our clients’ increasingly stringent quality and food safety standards.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and in vitro dermal absorption plays a key role in supporting the development of new products for the personal care and cosmetic markets.
We provide chemical design & synthesis, scale up, exploratory toxicology, investigative toxicology, in vitro dermal absorption and analytical services to the agrochemical industry.
We have laboratory resources to test water, soil, air and waste products for contaminants and evaluate their impact on occupational health and the environment.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and metabolism and absorption is used by the specialty and petrochemical industries as well as emerging hi-tech industries such as printable electronics, diagnostics and nanotechnology.
Our team of expert consultants provide advice and guidance on the many different challenges our clients face managing the built and natural environment.

Latest News

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Peakdale Adds Two New Team Members to Further Extend its Biological Offering

18.07.16 News

In order to further extend its biology and integrated drug discovery offering Peakdale Molecular Limited has added two new members to its team. Christopher Doe, PhD, joins as Head of Biology and Sascha Hartmann has joined the business development team as Business Development Manager – Biology Services. Chris, who will be based at Discovery Park […]

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REC opens new office in Winchester, Hampshire

13.07.16 News

Due to increased client demand UK environmental consultancy REC Ltd has relocated one of its 11 UK offices to new premises in Winchester. REC, which has had a southern base for over 8 years, has moved to new premises at Basepoint Business Centre in Winchester. Just off the M3, the office provides REC with a […]


Centauri Therapeutics extends research partnership with Peakdale Molecular

08.07.16 News

Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries has signed an agreement to extend its research collaboration with Centauri Therapeutics, a UK based biotechnology company focussed on the discovery and development of novel molecules targeting life threatening diseases. Peakdale provides synthetic and analytical chemistry expertise for the […]


CXR Biosciences strengthens mechanistic toxicology and industry expertise with the appointment of Professor Brian Lake

07.07.16 News

Professor Brian G Lake, BSc, PhD, DSc, FBTS has joined CXR Biosciences as an Associate Toxicologist. CXR Biosciences offers tailored preclinical services in the areas of investigative and mechanistic toxicology, exploratory and discovery toxicology and PK and metabolism. Using its collaborative approach and industry expertise, CXR works with clients of all sizes to solve issues […]


Professor Trevor Jones CBE appointed as Advisor to Concept Life Sciences

05.07.16 News

Professor Trevor Jones, CBE, PhD, DSc(Hon), FRCP, FMedSci, FBPhS, FRSM, FRSC has been appointed as an advisor to the board of Concept Life Sciences. Professor Jones, a visiting professor at King’s College London, and a former Head of R&D at Wellcome has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical industry and in academia […]


CXR Biosciences gains GLP accreditation, launches in-vitro dermal absorption service following industry demand

29.06.16 News

CXR Biosciences, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has added in vitro dermal absorption studies to their already comprehensive portfolio of mechanistic toxicology and ADMET services.  This is also the first service that CXR offers to formal Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards, following a successful audit by the MHRA on 23rd June. The purpose […]

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Concept Life Sciences Groups expands its services to the US

13.06.16 News

The Concept Life Sciences Group, a group created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular Limited, Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited and Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited, has launched its services in the US. The integrated group, which further expanded following the acquisition of CXR Biosciences and Agenda1 Analytical Services in 2015, offers a comprehensive range of […]

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Concept Life Sciences Group Event Success: Early Safety and Enhancing the Discovery Process Spotlight, London, UK

04.05.16 News

Peakdale Molecular and CXR Biosciences (members of the Concept Life Sciences Group) brought together a number of eminent speakers recently as part of their Spotlight Session series. The event, which was held at the Kohn Centre at the Royal Society in London focussed on current challenges in integrating safety testing into early drug, agrochemical and […]


Concept Life Sciences Group offers unrivalled expertise as a strategic partner

25.04.16 News

Under two years ago the Concept Life Sciences Group was created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular Limited, Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited and Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited. Following two further acquisitions during 2015 (CXR Biosciences and Agenda1) Concept Life Sciences is now an integrated group offering a comprehensive range of services to clients in […]

Upcoming Events


Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 9:00 am Event


Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 9:00 am Event

Eurotox 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016 - 9:00 am Event

Chemical Industries Regulations / Agchem Forum

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 - 9:00 am Event


Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 9:00 am Event

Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals (OEESC)

Monday, 19 September 2016 - 9:00 am Event


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London Build 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 12:00 am Event